William (Bill) Appelhans is the husband of Carolyn Black.
William Appelhans, was a charter member and first Treasurer of the Chicago Northside club of the W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America.
Endorsed Communist Party Call
On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsersincluding William Appelhans, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.
Communist Party USA
Joan Elbert, Barbara Russum, Bea Lumpkin, Bill Appelhans, Bill Mackovich, Carolyn Black, Carroll Krois, Dee Myles , Doug Freedman, Frank Lumpkin, John Bachtell, Kevin Collins, Lance Cohn, Mark Almberg, Marguerite Horberg, Martha Pedroza, Mike Giocondo, Pepe Lozano, Roberta Wood, Scott Marshall, Shelby Richardson, Sijisfredo Aviles, Sue Webb, Terrie Albano.
Peoples World personnel
- Co-editors, Joe Sims, Susan Webb, Teresa Albano
- Mundo Popular Coordinators, Rossanna Cambron, Barbara Russum
- Labor Editor, John Wojcik
- Political Correspondent Tim Wheeler
- Business Manager, Jenn Delgado
- Contributing Editors, Marilyn Bechtel, Pepe Lozano, Barbara Russum, W. T. Whitney, Joel Wendland, Roberta Wood
- Volunteer Translators and Copyeditors (list in formation), Sijisfredo Aviles, Jesus Alvarado, Bill Appelhans, Jim Lane, Owen Williamson
Bureau Chiefs and National Contibutors, Juan Lopez (N. Calif.), Rossanna Cambron (S. Calif.), Joelle Fishman (Conn.), John Bachtell (Ill.), John Rummel (Mich.), Tony Pecinovsky (Mo.), Dan Margolis (N.Y.), Rick Nagin (Ohio), Libero Della Piana, Scott Marshall, Elena Mora, Emile Schepers, Jarvis Tyner, Sam Webb
Sailing with Ken Appelhans
Kenneth Appelhans was a "working-class intellectual who enjoyed learning science, art and music. From astrophysics to classical guitar to film, Ken had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and keen insights". He was also a savvy sail-boater and captained a boat on Lake Michigan, along with his brother Bill Appelhans and close friends Bill Mackovich, Doug "Dutch" Wagner and Scott Marshall, until the sport got "too expensive and out of reach for working-class people".